• Train added to Hanoi - Lao Cai route

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 11,2018 12:17 PM

    The Hanoi Railway Transport JSC has added an additional trip on the Hanoi - Lao Cai route every Friday night to meet increasing demand from tourists to visit Sapa. The new service departs Hanoi at 10.30pm and arrives in Lao Cai at 6.30am. Tickets range among VND200,000 to 400,000 ($9 to $17.5). Accompanying bus services from Lao Cai to Sapa will also be introduced. There are now four trains running from Hanoi to Lao Cai and return, carrying 400 to 500 passengers and even double that figure on weekends.

  • Gong culture preserved in Lam Dong

    Gong culture preserved in Lam Dong

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 07,2018 08:21 AM

    The central highlands province of Lam Dong has approved a plan to preserve and promote the local gong culture, which has been recognised by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity. The scheme aims to gradually restore the values of the gong culture as well as the traditional lifestyles of ethnic minorities in the province, as a way of safeguarding their cultural identity and providing a boost to local tourism. It also seeks to train a new crop of young instrumentalists who can protect and keep the gong culture alive. The gong culture is practised by 17 ethnic minority groups in five provinces in the central highlands - Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Lam Dong.

  • Nha Trang Observatory added to tours

    Nha Trang Observatory added to tours

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 05,2018 05:20 PM

    The south-central province of Khanh Hoa has put Nha Trang Observatory on to the itinerary of Nha Trang city tours as a new destination for tourists to explore. Built in 2014, Vietnam’s first observatory is located on Hon Chong Island. Costing some VND60 billion ($2.6 million), it has a cylindrical shape with five floors, including a 60-seat cosmic projection room and a 200 sq m exhibition room. On the top floor is a 0.5-metre-diameter telescope designed and produced by Italy’s Marcon. The telescope is equipped with cameras and high-resolution spectrum analysers that allow visitors to observe the stars. The cosmic projection room is designed like a movie theatre with a dome screen, providing knowledge about astronomy and astronomical phenomena, such as the change in the position of celestial bodies in the sky and eclipses, through the use of visual effects, helping people satisfy their curiosity, especially children, about space and the universe.

  • New zip-line opens in Quang Nam

    New zip-line opens in Quang Nam

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 08,2018 11:56 AM

    A new zip-line has been opened at the Phu Ninh Lake ecotourism zone in Phu Ninh district, central Quang Nam province. The zip-line is a 750-metre-long double-cable line, connecting Da Den (Black Stone) Hill with isle 61 in the lake. The cable is made of steel imported from Russia and can bear a weight of 13 tons. Other facilities were imported from Germany. The double-cable zip-line is considered safer than a uni-cable line. Riding a zip-line is a thrilling activity around the world. Some 7 km from Tam Ky town, the artificial Phu Ninh Lake is fast becoming a popular tourism destination. It is one of the largest irrigation works in the country, with a surface area of 3,433 ha and surrounded by 16,000 ha of protected forests, mostly pine trees, which have diverse flora and fauna such as birds and reptiles as well as rare animals such as red-faced monkey, red wolf, horse bear, antelope dapple deer, and pheasant, making it ideal for studies and ecological tourism.

  • Danang provides tourist information in old cars

    Danang provides tourist information in old cars

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 06,2018 10:20 AM

    Five tourist information booths have been installed in Danang in models of old Volkswagens by the Sun Group Corporation. Each booth is equipped with a screen for information, wi-fi, and a team of guides from Sun Group, under a cooperative deal with the city’s Department of Tourism, Culture and Sports. The booths are set up on the footpath west of Tran Hung Dao Street to the north of Dragon Bridge, Vo Nguyen Giap Street along Bien Dong Park, the Vo Nguyen Giap - Vo Van Kiet Street intersection, the Vo Nguyen Giap - Nguyen Van Thoai Street intersection, and Bach Dang Street to the north of Dragon Bridge.

  • New night market opens in Hoi An

    New night market opens in Hoi An

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 05,2018 04:51 PM

    A third night market has been opened in the ancient town of Hoi An in central Quang Nam province, along certain sections of Tran Quy Cap, Bach Dang, Tieu La, and Hoang Van Thu Streets near Hoi An Market. There are 56 booths open nightly from 6pm to 11pm. The new market aims to serve tourists looking to shop in the city and ease the crowding found in the town’s old quarter, which disrupts traffic, shopping and tourism services. The two other night markets feature souvenir booths in Nguyen Hoang Street and a cuisine corner along Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa Street on the banks of the Hoai River.

  • New tourist centre opens in Hanoi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 07,2018 09:56 AM

    A second Tourist Information and Support Centre has been opened on the shores of Hanoi’s symbolic Hoan Kiem Lake, at 2 Le Thai To. Tourists can take free publications, magazines, leaflets and maps about destinations in Hanoi and surrounding areas and also book free walking tours to discover the Old Quarter and the lake’s surroundings over 90 minutes to two hours, taking in the capital’s craft villages and history and culture. The centre also acts as a bridge in receiving feedback and complaints from tourists, to improve the quality of tourism services. The first centre was opened in October 2016 at 28 Hang Dau.

  • Hanoi to build ecological park

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 06,2018 08:52 AM

    The Hanoi People’s Committee has approved a plan to build an ecological park of more than 15,000 sq m in Hoang Mai district. It will include land for roads and parking, walkways, a reception area, and a square. Sports and leisure and entertainment activities closely linked with the surrounding environment will be introduced, to push up local socioeconomic development. The park is designed to be in harmony with the natural and urban landscape.

  • HCMC manholes become canvases

    HCMC manholes become canvases

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    April 04,2018 05:16 PM

    The youth union of the HCMC Urban Drainage Company, the city’s Anti-Flood Control Centre, and many young people have given 100 old manholes in the city’s centre a touch of art. A chemical coating will be applied before and after the artwork is painted on, for durability. It is hoped that passers-by and street vendors will refrain from littering the street once seeing the artwork. The VND100 million ($4,400) project was sponsored by Heineken Vietnam. Each painting bears a message about saving the world and calls on people to care more for the environment. The project may be taken to other streets if a review shows it was effective.

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